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spic0m

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WD-40
« on: May 19, 2009, 11:52:20 AM »
We all know this, we all used this. It's like coca cola for superlubs  :D.
But what is it, what are the ingredients that makes it so good?
Guys from wired sent a can to the lab and found out.






source: wired

kam

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Re: WD-40
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2009, 00:26:50 AM »
my favourite ;)

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Re: WD-40
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2009, 14:13:34 PM »
 Well at least it is locking up tons of CO2 in peoples garages and sheds. :D I guess everyone in the world has a can somewhere. :'(

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Re: WD-40
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2009, 16:50:22 PM »
i've heard once that this wd40 thing was originally made for the us army. the soldiers used to clean their weapons with this during war periods.

is this really true? does someone know the real history of wd40?

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Re: WD-40
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2009, 23:31:15 PM »
Actually it was meant for the aerospace industry, as for gun cleaning is suitable only for the outside, put it inside and after a couple of shoots you have a clogged gun.
The first use (according to the companys history) was to protect the outer skin of the Atlas Missile from rust and corrosion!

At least impressive i can say.

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Re: WD-40
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2009, 23:58:16 PM »
Come on... are you sure? Maybe they say this to impress...

I cannot believe that outer space they spray with wd40. Ok,  it is a nice product, but hey....

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Re: WD-40
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2009, 00:04:39 AM »
Remember we're talking about 1953, not nowdays.  :)

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Re: WD-40
« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2009, 17:39:28 PM »
do have problem of rust in space? there is no oxyzen...  :-\

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Re: WD-40
« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2009, 17:47:18 PM »
Spaceships are not constructed in space but in earth, and here, yes, we have oxygen.  ;D

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Re: WD-40
« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2009, 17:50:32 PM »
do have problem of rust in space? there is no oxyzen...  :-\

Maybe from the inside...